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Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

1850-1942
Field Marshal, Governor General of Canada; son of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 158 portraits
Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell

1914-1983
Pianist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell

1857-1941
Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
Sitter in 48 portraits
Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt

1864-1940
Diamond magnate, politician, financier and cricketer
Sitter in 16 portraits
Alfred Beit

Alfred Beit

1853-1906
Businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt

1903-1994
Politician, philanthropist and art collector
Sitter in 6 portraits
Lillian Board

Lillian Board

1948-1970
Sprinter; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

1854-1921
Society hostess and writer
Sitter in 25 portraits
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 217 portraits
Sir Alan John Cobham

Sir Alan John Cobham

1894-1973
Pioneer aviator
Sitter in 28 portraits
Jillian Edelstein

Jillian Edelstein

1957-
Photographer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 119 portraits
Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

1932-
South African playwright, actor, novelist and film-maker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

1869-1948
Indian political leader and religious and social reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard

Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard

1856-1925
Novelist
Sitter in 20 portraits
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

1861-1928
Field Marshal
Sitter in 63 portraits
Peter Hain

Peter Hain

1950-
Politician; Secretary of State for Wales
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne

Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne

1929-2001
Actor; Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Emily Hobhouse

Emily Hobhouse

1860-1926
Social activist and charity worker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sid James

Sid James

1913-1976
Actor
Sitter in 14 portraits